Celtic CL success benefits all

The SPL confirmed that “solidarity funding” from UEFA would

increase to ?1.5million with the sum shared equally among the 12

clubs.

The league said the bonus would “partly offset the financial

damage caused to the League by the loss of Rangers from the

SPL”.

“Our congratulations go to all at Celtic FC on once again

reaching the group stages of the UEFA Champions League,” SPL chief

executive Neil Doncaster said.

“Their success is a welcome boost for the entire game in

Scotland – both financially and reputationally.

“Ahead of the start of Scotland’s World Cup qualifying campaign

next week, last evening is a timely reminder that Scottish football

still has a rightful place at European football’s top table.”